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Patron of Reading Conference Librarian Perspective

Patron of Reading : A Librarian Perspective
Presented at the POR Conference 21 Feb 2015.

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Patron of Reading Conference Librarian Perspective

  1. 1. Aberdeen City Council Patron of Reading – A Librarian’s Perspective Mandy Wilson
  2. 2. Aberdeen City Council Northfield Academy
  3. 3. Aberdeen City Council Finding a Patron
  4. 4. Aberdeen City Council Our Patron of Reading Agreement • 3 years (from Oct 2013) • Informal • Evolving • Patron of Reading management • Head Teacher support vital
  5. 5. Aberdeen City Council First visit Jan 2014 • Workshops with all S1 pupils • Whole school support • Staff ethos lunch • Pupil feedback • Different from visiting illustrator / author
  6. 6. Aberdeen City Council Metaphrog Workshops • Wider than just their books • General talk on comics / comics design / history • Character design and tips • Plot development • Design process for comic writing • Benefit of building on this with subsequent visits
  7. 7. Aberdeen City Council Settling in • Whole school staff engagement • Extended to involve ASG P7s • P7 – S3 priority for workshops • Blogs – School and Metaphrog • Pupil feedback • One point of contact / organiser • Launch of Graphic Novel Club • Continued Head Teacher Support
  8. 8. Aberdeen City Council Developing our Patron of Reading relationship • Class set of books / lesson plans • Noticeboard at school entrance • Metaphrog sketch at front of school • Display boards of pupil work in classrooms and school library • Head Teacher POR wall in office • Not “just a library thing” – across departments / class time
  9. 9. Aberdeen City Council Trolley of Awesomeness
  10. 10. Aberdeen City Council Considering COSTS • How many visits? • Costs – per session, travel, accommodation, subsistence • Additional costs - buying author books - more library books! • Time • Funding
  11. 11. Aberdeen City Council One year on - Benefits to School “Adopting” metaphrog Building a strong relationship “We are in the area….” Long term engagement with author Not just about author’s own books Does not mean end to other author visits Publicity for school
  12. 12. Aberdeen City Council Metaphrog - at work and play
  13. 13. Aberdeen City Council
  14. 14. Aberdeen City Council Metaphrog Recommends 1. The Arrival by Shaun Tan (Hodder Children’s Books) 2. Coraline by Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell (Bloomsbury) 3. The Rainbow Orchid by Garen Ewing (Egmont) 4. Adolf series by Osamu Tezuka (Cadence Books) 5. Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastics US) 6. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and Michel Plessix (Papercutz) 7. Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston, Kanako & Yuzuru (Walker Books) 8. Bone by Jeff Smith (Scholastics US) 9. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Conan Doyle, Ian Edginton & Ian Culbard (Self Made Hero) 10. Silverfin by Charlie Higson & Kev Walker (Puffin) 11. Smile by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastics US) 12. The Phoenix comic magazine (David Fickling Books)
  15. 15. Aberdeen City Council Current work – Cross Curricular Project Great Scottish Scientists March 2015 •Work with all 125 S1 pupils •3 x periods - Scottish scientist research / plan graphic novel (Science) •Author session with Allan Burnett – Invented in Scotland •2 x metaphrog session per class - how to turn non fiction facts into a comic strip. Working on sketches. •4 x music sessions S1 pupils to plan, compose, edit, perform and record music to 3 Scientist comic strips (as chosen by metaphog).
  16. 16. Aberdeen City Council
  17. 17. Aberdeen City Council Aberdeen City Kingswells Primary Nick Sharatt Kaimhill School Sheena Blackhall Kincorth Academy Jane McLoughlin Middleton Park Primary Allan Burnett Northfield Academy Metaphrog Reading Bus Joan Lennon
  18. 18. Aberdeen City Council Kingswells Primary Nick Sharratt – Patron since June 2014. Funded through SBT Live Literature, Ernest Cook Trust and Kingswell PTA.
  19. 19. Aberdeen City Council P6 Designing new outfits for Tracy Beaker. These were showcased at Nick’s travelling exhibition
  20. 20. Aberdeen City Council “Having a Patron of Reading is ACE! We are having so much fun” “Hello Mr Nick Sharratt”
  21. 21. Aberdeen City Council Middleton Park Primary Allan Burnett – Patron since Feb 2014 Funded through SBT Live Literature / Heritage Lottery / School Funds
  22. 22. Aberdeen City Council Middleton Park Primary “It is fantastic to have Allan Burnett as our Patron of Reading. It is a very rich partnership that inspires not only our pupils but also our staff and parents. I’d always want to have as many different authors in school as possible though” J Watson, Head Teacher
  23. 23. Aberdeen City Council Reading Bus Joan Lennon - Patron since May 2014 Blog – travels with the wee reading bus
  24. 24. Aberdeen City Council Challenges for the Future • Keeping up momentum between visits • Authors / Illustrators are busy people! • Time to plan visits and events • Time restraints – new Curriculum and senior classes • Sharing out the sessions – who next? • Funding • The end…….
  25. 25. Aberdeen City Council Summary • Fantastic journey • Freedom • Opportunity for staff to learn too • Exciting • Endless Opportunities • Whole school involvement • Support of POR community
  26. 26. Aberdeen City Council “Talking to the groups of pupils and sharing some of our experience and working methods has been great fun and it is a genuine pleasure to see the children respond so well. Nearly every young person relates to comics and it is exciting seeing them reading, learning and experiencing while enjoying themselves so much working on various projects”
  27. 27. Aberdeen City Council In partnership with the school, and with the fantastic support we receive from the librarians, teachers and head teacher, we really feel that something special is happening. And, having three years of continuity in the role is definitely highly beneficial to everyone involved” John and Sandra, Metaphrog
  28. 28. Aberdeen City Council Mandy Wilson School Librarian Northfield Academy Aberdeen